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Course Catalog » JCL Curriculum

JCL (z/OS) - Introduction to z/OS JCL 2.1

3 hours



The JCL (z/OS) - Introduction to z/OS JCL course describes the purpose of Job Control Language (JCL) in a z/OS environment and describes the three most commonly used JCL statements: JOB, EXEC and DD. Details of common parameters associated with these statements, along with examples on how they are used, are also provided.


Operators and programmers who need to use JCL in their job requirements.


Good knowledge of the z/OS Operating System.


After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Write simple batch jobs using fundamental statements and parameters

Course Content

Introduction to z/OS JCL

Learning JCL Fundamentals

Identifying Fields in a JCL Record

Working with the JOB Statement

JOB Statement Syntax and Positional Parameters

Using Common JOB Statement Keyword Parameters

Working with the EXEC Statement

Executing Programs and Procedures

Parsing Parameters to Programs

Working with the DD Statement

Working with the DD Statement

Using Common DD Statement Parameters

Introduction to z/OS JCL Mastery Test

Course Catalog » JCL Curriculum
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